Boston, MA. – February 12: The city of Boston is saying theyÕre going to focus on tree canopy on February 12, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Boston is advancing its “urban forest” plan, bringing on contractors and starting a planning process as the city hopes to turn over a new leaf in its tree-canopy preservation efforts. The city announced Friday that Boston landscape architecture firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism and forestry consultant Urban Canopy Works have been selected to lead the effort. Stoss was awarded the contract, with Urban Canopy Works as a subconsultant, the city said in a news release. The goal is to eventually put together a 20-year plan to “set citywide goals for canopy protection, be responsive to climate change and development, and enhance the quality of life for all Bostonians.” “Trees are an important part of making Boston’s communities resilient. This plan is the first of its kind in Boston, and it will expand and protect one of our most precious natural resources, while prioritizing the needs of our residents,” Mayor Martin Walsh said in a statement. “Developing an urban forest plan is important to ensure our tree canopy in […]

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